this beautiful statement from a Native American woman practicing the traditional ways came up in a spiritual discussion group and I wanted to share it. the context was a Hare Krishna, an Indian man from India, was asking this Native lady about her beliefs and practices, and is there a governing belief in one god in her tradition.... she wrote:
Nowadays, you will hear some native Iroquois speak of a "Great Spirit" but they are by and large Christianized. One almighty god does not work in traditional Iroquois mindset as we work in a balance between twos: sky/earth, man/woman, youth/elder. If you have only one of something, there is no balance.
what a great, simple exposition of dualism and how the opposite forces operate in this world! Vedantists, beware....!